Grain of Sand

Don’t underestimate your life,

Your dreams or your place in history.

I know you feel as “just a grain of sand”

Among trillions, helpless and caught in just one wave  

Among trillions crashing onto shores.

Life and others will try and can make you feel just that damn insignificant.

But look!

Take a damn good look this summer at what is not insignificant about your life as a grain of sand.

From being abrasive enough and forming a pearl

In the shell of a clam or creating a vacation for trillions.

You have but one grain of a life….you….

Your grain of history,

Your grain of a shattered dream,

Your grain of talent being ignored,

Your grain of unrequited love.

One grain of sand

Is more glorious than you are even capable of knowing.


Categories: Family, Life, Observations, People, Places, Poetry

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5 replies

  1. Paul,

    Life as a grain of sand- so small but each with unique significance!

    Love your poetry, cousin!


    Sent from my iPad


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  2. I don’t remember reading this one but I love it!! The first part of it especially. For the last 10 or so years, I’ve been looking at life differently in that I now know I am not insignificant at all. It’s a good feeling because your’re right, it’s easy to feel insignificant. The way I look at it is the only thing that matters…and I am significant to me and others. Anyway, great job!


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